Arrington indicted on drug, weapons charges
A Wrangell man has been indicted in a drugs and weapons case involving allegations that he trafficked in marijuana and prescription drugs in the Borough last year.
Paul Arrington, 64, was charged in a seven-count indictment on Jan. 18 with possession, delivery, manufacturing and distribution of both Schedule II and IV narcotics, and misconduct involving weapons.
According to the indictment, Arrington used his boat, the F/V Wave Ryder, to store a cache of drugs that included marijuana, morphine, and Hydrocodone and Lorazepam pills. The indictment also alleges that Arrington possessed a handgun and loaded .22 rifle during the commission of the drug crimes.
Another Wrangell man, 24-year-old Wilson Boon, was arrested last year in connection with the case.
Boon was arrested on Friday, Oct. 26 and is charged with three felony counts – possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone, possession with intent to distribute an ounce or more of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling within the city for the purpose of distributing the illegal narcotics.
According to WPD Chief Doug McCloskey, the arrest of Boon came as part of an ongoing investigation – and utilized a confidential informant who wore a wire as part of the investigation.